Obituary for John Murray

Written by on July 5, 2022

John Thomas Murray 89 of Kenton

In accordance with John’s wishes, a private service will be held at Grove Cemetery.

The Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton is assisting the family with arrangements.

John passed away Sunday, July 3, at St.Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 12th, 1933 in Woodstock, Ohio to Millard and Jennie Murray.

He is survived by his wife, Janet (Arn) Murray of Kenton, children; John “Mike” (Jane) Murray of Belle Center, Cindy Murray of Kenton, and Matt (Beth) Murray of Anna, grandchildren Jennie (Richard) Furlow of Livonia, New York, Jessica Fox and Jayna (Zachary) Jansen of Kenton, Justin, Chase and Brody Murray of Anna, and great-grandchildren, William and Gabrielle Furlow, Hannah, Cameron, and Lilly Fox, Nora, Lauren, and Michael Jansen. Also surviving is a brother Gary (Wanda) Murray of Findlay.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother James (Betty) Murray of Dayton.

John graduated from Wilmington College with a Bachelor’s of Education and from Bowling Green State University with a Master’s in Education. John spent 30 years
serving the students of Kenton High School, the last 14 years as the Principal.

During those 30 years he also coached basketball, football, baseball and tennis.

John loved his Kenton Wildcats. When not on the bench or sidelines, he could be found in the end-zone in his lawn chair or golf cart, or at the end of the bleachers
in the gym. Most of all he loved his family and was very proud of their many accomplishments.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kenton High School Athletic Boosters in his honor.

The family has asked friends to leave a message or memory on John’s Tribute Wall at:

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